Nooksack Basin Salmon Habitat Restoration Project

Surrounded by local farmers’ fields, the rebuilt landscape features state-of-the-art technology to restore salmon access to miles of stream habitat. Local farmers are unveiling a just-completed fish habitat restoration project that has re-opened miles of salmon stream on a tributary of the Nooksack River. The project installed a state-of-the-art fish-friendly [Read More...]

By |2021-12-31T08:35:37-08:00December 31, 2021|Salmon Streams and Tributaries|

Lummi Fishes Whatcom Creek for First Time in a Century

by Kari Neumeyer Lummi tribal fishermen harvested salmon from Whatcom Creek in August, for the first time in at least 100 years. The Chinook salmon were released as juveniles in 2017 from the Bellingham Technical College’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Science program’s hatchery, which works in partnership with tribal and state [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:51:52-08:00January 25, 2021|Salmon Streams and Tributaries|

Salmon Habitat Restoration Completed in Nooksack River

Nooksack tribal staff rescue fish from an in-water construction area of the Farmhouse Reach. Fish exclusion minimizes construction impacts by isolating and temporarily diverting the channel before the fish are removed, identified, counted and safely released Lindsie Fratus-Thomas by Kari Neumeyer The last of 127 engineered logjams [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:53:54-08:00January 25, 2021|Salmon Streams and Tributaries|

Fishtrap Creek Restoration

by Darrell Gray The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association completed its first Fishtrap Creek riparian planting project with Harlan Kredit and Lynden Christian High School (LCHS) students in 1995. This would be the beginning of a long-term relationship with the creek, the high school and many landowners between the Canadian border [Read More...]

By |2022-03-13T13:45:44-07:00January 6, 2019|Salmon Streams and Tributaries|
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